Thanksgiving morning, San Jose, CA

Thanksgiving Day -- family, food, fun. Time to reflect on our bounties. Time to share with others.

Participating in the 5th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot was a wonderful way to start the day. To date, this event has raised over $750,000 for charities, including the Santa Clara County Family Health Foundation, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, and Second Harvest Food Bank. 9500 participants were expected this year (our bibb numbers were 10,732 & 10,733), so the funds will increase.

How wonderful to be able to share a beautiful day, in a lovely city, in the company of happy, generous people.


starting line, Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, 11.26.09



--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


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Comment balloon 7 commentsLottie Kendall • November 27 2009 09:12AM


Lottie, in the town where I grew up, Turkey Trots were common.  Where I currently live, you have to travel closer to Boston to participate in a Turkey Trot.  They are wonderful community events.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Sounds like a great way to start Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoyed the rest of the day, as well. All the best for the upcoming holidays, too.

Posted by Deena Cottingham, Home Stager & Photographer (GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography) almost 11 years ago

Lottie - WOW - looks like there was great support for your walk ... It's great that even in hard times there is still support for good causes

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Hi Deena and Kathy -- thanks for your notes. Community events are great -- here's a snippet about the end results from the SV Turkey Trot web site (bolding is mine):

"We are thankful to the 11,000 people who registered for this year's Applied Materials "Silicon Valley Turkey Trot" on Thanksgiving morning!  The tremendous support of all who participated, including the 650 dedicated community volunteers, allow us to make a significant impact in providing health, hope and a home to those in need in our community.  Thanks to your generosity, we believe we will be able to donate nearly $300,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, and the Children's Health Initiative.
We feel blessed to live and work in a community so willing to give!"

Have an awesome day!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 11 years ago

You're right Lottie what a great kick off for Thanksgiving 11,000 that is a lot of giving people! Congratulations on raising the almost $300,000 for such a deserving cause.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

That's a lot of people, and a lot of money! Great stuff!

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) almost 11 years ago

Al and Peggy - it was a great kick off to a good day. LOVE your Santa hats.

And Steve--you're in the spirit, too. (I think you wrote a blog about adding holiday cheer to our AR pics, right? Really cute--I'm enjoying them.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 11 years ago